Session: Startup Accelerators amid a crisis
During the session we will discuss the following topics:
• Will the big companies still need an accelerators after the crisis is over and if yes, what this cooperation will look like?
• Will there be a big demand for innovations after the crisis is over?
• Besides startup scouting what other side innovation products and services can accelerator offer to a company?
• Innovation corporate programs: how they are reshaping and what is the role of an accelerator.
Ekaterina Petrova is Managing Director of Corporate Accelerator GenerationS. She has more than 10 years of experience in innovation and investment projects, including 7 years at RVC JSC (GenerationS project).
Ekaterina launched a number of strategic projects aimed at the development of the innovation ecosystem of Russia in partnership with development institutions and corporations.
In 2017, she designed the development strategy and launched the corporate accelerator GenerationS that became the top and world-known accelerator. She forced the innovation policy and helped them build the efficient system of innovation implementation.
In 2017, she received the status of “Best manager in the field of innovative business” at the first independent award for business women “Charmous”.